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A well presented public house specializing in real ale with up to 12 available.Six real ciders and a range of craft canned beer also available. CAMRA Suffolk Pub Of The Year 2016. Wood-fired pizzas every Friday from 5pm until 9pm. Live music Sunday...more
Really, really good pub. No frills, crap lighting but really VERY good beers accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly landlord. Their pizzas and food nights are well worth travelling for but sadly these are too infrequent. Great back yard for a warmer day, complete with...More
A beer festival with no tastings of the beers on offer..only a vague description of the beers on a blackboard.. a land lady who says she doesn't have the time to explain the different beers you wish to purchase as she is far to busy...More
Date of experience: September 2018
1 Thank stephen m
David B, Owner at Stanford Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018
We do find that the "no tasters" rule works well during the two festivals we do each year, our regulars are happy to try all the ales on offer as the are very carefully selected and the quality is usually very good or excellent. I...More
Lordy! Talk about you've arrived.
You wouldn't normally expect to find such a bonafide brilliant pub in a quiet Lowestoft backstreet, about a ten minute walk from the station.
If the SA had existed two thousand years ago, modern day archaeologists would have to trowel...More
Totally lived up to expectations after recommendation by a friend who lives in Lowestoft. Superb range of real ales served by really knowledgeable & professional bar manager ( whilst landlord on short holiday break). Clean & tidy pub that only ! ( haha ) had...More
Saw a review of this pub and decided to visit it, during a weekend stay in Lowestoft. Took some finding even with a map but it was worth the effort. Splendid range of well kept real ales and the Friday night pizzas were delicious plus...More
So I've been drinking in the Stanford Arms for about 5 maybe 6 years and I was astonished by the way we got treated last night. I used too love a game of pool and have a few ales in the pub. We used to...More
Date of experience: March 2018
10 Thank Matthew I
David B, Owner at Stanford Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018
Hi Matthew, I appreciate you taking time to give us a review, just thought I might pick a few holes in your critique of our popular pub.
For starters, if you used the pub a bit more regularly you would have known about the change...More
If you love real ale & haven’t been here then you are really missing out !! Lovely friendly staff & landlord/landlady. Pizzas on a Friday truly brilliant , Wednesday night food utterly amazing !!sunday afternoon music to die for !! No pool table or juke...More
It's a good real ale house, the best in North East Suffolk CAMRA area again for the third year running. There'll be Yorkshire beer festival on over the weekend, all ales at £3.40 a pint. It will be extremely busy.